ULIB:2001 Being Responsible Online: From Facebook to Academic Research

This course will introduce you to some of the ethical issues surrounding information and information technology. Whether you are using information as a researcher or creating information on a social networking site, issues of privacy, reliability, and intellectual property abound. In this course, you will develop the skills to navigate online information responsibly.

Course Objectives: 

Students will be able:

To identify and discuss issues related to privacy and security of information

To identify and discuss issues related to free vs. fee-based access to information

To identify and discuss censorship and freedom of speech

To define and discuss intellectual property, copyright, fair use, plagiarism

To select an appropriate citation style and recognize when citations are needed

To describe how to legally obtain, store, and disseminate text, data, images, or sounds

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Last revised: 07/30/12